I just went through one of those tough weeks where all you want to do is listen to sad songs, talk to no one and most importantly, stay at home surrounded only by your own thoughts.
5 Ways to De-Stress
Stress is a part of me, it always has been. I stress out for the smallest things and I just can’t help myself.
I have nervous habits that the people closest to me now recognize, like constantly touching my hair or biting my lips.
We all know how bad stressing out is for our bodies, but it’s hard not to during those days when everything you do seems to be useless and wrong.
I wanted to bring this topic up in hopes of maybe helping each other with tips on how to de-stress during the hard times. Here are 5 things I do in order to bring down my stress levels.
- Get Moving: Exercising is one outlet that I like to use to take out most of the stress and feelings that I keep inside. I like to have that one hour a day to myself to just release all the energy, bad thoughts and stress that keep going through my mind and just focusing on the music and the exercise I’m doing at that specific moment. When I’m really stressed out, my favourite activity is running.
- Treat Yourself: This might not be the best advice, but I love shopping, so when I’m stressed, and feeling down, I like to do some online shopping to make me feel better. It’s just a temporary feel good solution, but I like to think that when the items finally get to my door I will feel even better!
- Read a book or get some fresh air: The idea of having to leave my cozy home when I’m feeling like talking to nobody is a scary thought, but going for a walk outside and seeing that the world keeps going on even though our moods are not the greatest is a good reminder that we will get through whatever issue we are facing and that we are not alone. Another activity that always makes me feel better is reading a book. Being able to escape reality for just a little bit sometimes is exactly the remedy we need.
- Talk it out: Talking about the way you are feeling to someone you’re close to always helps. Your friends and family will be there to help you and give you some good advice if you ask them. This is the main thing that made me get through this rough week.
- Take your time: And most importantly, take all the time you need to get through a tough time. If you want to be alone, do it. You have to find your own way of coping with your stress and emotions.